Country Profile

Republic of Ecuador
(República del Ecuador)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
13 May 1830
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
78 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
66 of 242 in the World

The Country


Ecuador lies in western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator between Colombia and Peru. The country borders Colombia to its north and Peru to its east and south. It is located between 75° to 81° western geographic longitude and 2° northern geographic latitude to 5° southern geographic latitude and has an area of 276,840 square kilometres (106,888 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital, Quito, are about 78°30′ W and 0°13′ S.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Ecuador History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Mauritius
World Travel Guide – South America – Ecuador
wikipedia: Ecuador
wikipedia: History of Ecuador
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Ecuador
HispanoLink: Ecuador
Governments on the WWW: Ecuador


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Ecuador.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration prefix ‘E-E’ was used from 1919 to 1929; eg: E-EAA to E-EZZ.
The registration prefix ‘HC-‘ is used from 1929 to present; eg: HC-AAA to HC-ZZZ.

All-time Ecuador – civil aircraft register (E-Eaa HC-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Equatoriana)
Naval Aviation (Aviación Naval Equatoriana)
Army Aviation (Aviación del Ejército Equatoriana)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation – the Coast Guard is a branch of the Navy. No separate aviation unit
Aviation Regulation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil – DGAC)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no dedicated helicopter medical rescue service
Police Aviation (Policia Nacional)

Commercial Aviation

Aero Express del Ecuador- Trans AM
Aero Master Dulorey SA
Aerogal (Aerolineas Galapagos SA)
Aeroservicios Ecuatorianos
ANDES (Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecuador SA)
ATR (Aerocomercial de Transporte y Rutas)
Ecuavia C. Lrda.
Helipet SA
Icaro SA
LAN Ecuador- Aerolane (Lineas Aéreas Nacionales de Ecuador SA)
SAETA (Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Aéreos
SAN (Servicios Aéreos Nacionales)
TACA Ecuador (TacaEcudor SA)
TAME (Transportes Aéreo Militares Ecuatorianos)

wikipedia: Airlines of Ecuador
The World’s Airlines: Ecuador

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Civil Airports and Airfields Listing
Airports in Ecuador

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

Museo Aéreo de la Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana/Quito

Airshow Dates:
Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None at present.

Aviation Bibliography

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)

Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)

Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)

Military Balance (IISS)

World Air Power Journal 30, p.138-142

Air International 10/1990 p. 219-225

Air International 5/2000 p. 277-284

Web Links

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional

The Latin American Aviation Historical Society

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